This examination is being given to fill one per diem vacancy in the Therapy Services department at San Joaquin General Hospital and to establish a referral pool to fill future vacancies. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. A completed application must be postmarked or received online by the final filing deadline. THE POSITION
The incumbent in this position will maintain an 8 hour a day work schedule (7:45 AM to 4:15 PM) which includes being available to work weekends and to provide holiday coverage. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in an in-patient healthcare environment.
NOTE: All correspondences relating to this recruitment will be delivered via e-mail. The e-mail account used will be the one provided on your employment application during time of submittal. Please be sure to check your e-mail often for updates. If you do not have an e-mail account on file, Human Resources will send you correspondences via US Mail.
*Performs physical therapy evaluations and interprets findings.
*P lans and implements physical therapeutic treatments for patients; establishes appropriate treatment goals; uses equipment properly.
*Coordinates treatment programs with physicians, nurses, professional and para-professional staff; responsible for physical therapy services provided by physical therapist assistants.
*Conducts and/or attends in-service education programs for a variety of departmental and hospital personnel; attends staff meetings and patient conferences.
*Maintains accurate records and prepares written reports.
*May act as lead therapist and/or preceptor for physical therapists and other professional and/or para-professional staff; may assist with departmental orientation of new staff; may assist in coordinating physical therapy internship programs; may consult with supervisory staff and provide input into employee and intern evaluations.
* May assist with departmental projects.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS EITHER PATTERN I Experience
: One year of experience as a Physical Therapist in San Joaquin County.
OR PATTERN II Experience
: Two years of progressively responsible experience as a licensed physical therapist performing diagnostic and therapeutic physical therapy techniques for a variety of disabling conditions in an acute care hospital setting .
AND FOR BOTH PATTERNS Licenses
: Must possess and maintain a current license as a Physical Therapist by the Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBOC); and, if required by the nature of the assignment, must also possess and maintain a valid California driver's license.
Current physical therapy theory, principles, methods, and equipment; anatomy and physiology; principles of psychological and physiological problems of persons with disabling conditions; principles of clinical supervision; medical terminology; basic medical record keeping; basic computer operations, including pertinent software.
Organize and implement physical therapy treatment programs; teach techniques of treatment in specialty areas; conduct individual and group treatment programs; interpret and adapt physician's orders and/or written reports; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with patients, parents, caregivers, staff and others; teach therapeutic techniques and modalities to others; direct the work of others, including physical therapy services provided by para-professional staff; complete accurate medical records and/or charts; prepare reports; utilize computers and standard office automation equipment.
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Mobility
-Frequent standing for long periods; constant walking; occasional pushing/pulling; frequent bending/squatting; Lifting
-Occasional lifting of 5 to 50 pounds; restraining, lifting/turning, transferring people; Vision
-Frequent color perception; occasional eye/hand coordination, peripheral vision and depth perception; frequent reading; Dexterity
-Frequent holding and occasional repetitive motion; frequent reaching, grasping and writing, occasional manual operation of equipment and hand tools; Hearing/Talking
-Constant hearing normal speech, occasional hearing/deciphering disorders speech, talking in person, talking on the telephone; frequent hearing on the telephone and hearing faint sounds; Special Requirements
-May require occasional overtime, and weekend or evening work; Emotional/Psychological
-Occasional emergency situations; occasional exposure to trauma, grief and death; occasional exposure to depression and psychiatric disorders in patients, constant public contact and decision making; constant concentration required; Environmental
-Occasional exposure to noise; may be exposed to varied indoor temperatures, occasional exposure to cleaning agents.
Equal Opportunity Employer
San Joaquin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and is committed to providing equal employment to all without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation or belief, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. For more information go to www.sjgov.org/department/hr/eeo
. Accomodations for those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
San Joaquin County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and, upon request, will consider reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Applicants for part-time and temporary recruitments who meet the minimum qualifications are either referred to the hiring department for further selection or they may be required to take a written examination. If a written examination is given, the top candidates may be referred to the hiring department for further selection. Testing Accommodation:
Candidates who require testing accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) must call Human Resources Division at (209) 468-3370 prior to the examination date. Physical Exam
: Some classifications require physical examinations. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the physical examination. The County pays for physical examinations administered in its medical facilities. Pre-employment Drug Screening Exam
: Some classifications require a new employee successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment. Final appointment cannot be made until the eligible has passed the drug screen. The County pays for the initial drug screen. Employment of Relatives:
Applicants who are relatives of employees in a department within the 3rd degree of relationship, (parent, child, grandparent, grandchild or sibling) either by blood or marriage, may not be appointed, promoted, transferred into or within the department when:
- They are related to the Appointing Authority, or
- The employment would result in one of them supervising the work of the other
Department Heads may establish additional limitations on the hiring of relatives by departmental rule. Proof of Eligibility:
If you are offered a job, you will be required to provide proof of U.S. citizenship or other documents that establish your eligibility to be employed in the U.S.
HOW TO APPLY Apply Online: www.sjgov.org/department/hr By mail or in person:
San Joaquin County Human Resources
44 N. San Joaquin Street Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202 Office hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; excluding holidays.
Phone: (209) 468-3370 Job Line:
For currentemployment opportunitiesplease callour 24-hour job line at (209) 468-3377.
When a final filing date is indicated, applications must be filed with the Human Resources Division before 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by the final filing date. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application. Applications sent through county inter-office mail, which are not received by the final filing date, will not be accepted. (The County assumes no responsibility for mailed applications which are not received by the Human Resources Division)
. San Joaquin County Substance Abuse Policy:
San Joaquin County has adopted a Substance Abuse Policy in compliance with the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. This policy is enforced by all San Joaquin County Departments and applies to all San Joaquin County employees.
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Closing Date/Time: Open Until Filled